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Kate Freedman

Portrait of Kate FreedmanPh.D. Candidate (ABD)

Undergraduate Education Librarian, W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Fields: Early American history, Anglo-Atlantic history, American and European Women's History  
Faculty: Barry Levy, Barbara Krauthamer, Manisha Sinha, and Robert Cox. 
Education: B.A., History, Hampshire College (2004), MLIS, University of Rhode Island (2007), M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2009) 

Interests: Antislavery; religion, race, revolution, and movements for social change in the Early Modern Atlantic world, finding ways to use new media to help bring historical knowledge to a broader population.
Ambitions: To finish my dissertation and publish it as a book that appeals both to scholarly and non-scholarly audiences.  

In my research, I seek to illuminate how tensions between morality and economics shaped the Quakers' relationship to slavery in the Anglo-Atlantic world. In addition to being a doctoral student in the history department, I am also the Undergraduate Education Librarian at UMass. In my work, I help faculty and graduate students teach undergraduates access, find, and evaluate the information that the use in both their scholarly and non-scholarly lives.